You can use our information for private purposes, but you can’t use it for commercial purposes unless you have permission from us.

This applies to information found on our website, from our Publication Scheme, and information from FOI and EIR requests.

You can contact us to request to reuse our information.

For information about reusing public sector information, you can look at the National Archives.

To request to reuse our information for commercial purposes, you will need to make a written request which includes:

  • your name, address and contact details
  • the information and documents you want to reuse 
  • the reason why you want to reuse the information, and what its purpose will be    

Once we receive your request, we will decide if:

  • we can release the information
  • you can reuse the information
  • you need a license to reuse the information
  • you need to pay a fee    

We will respond within 20 working days of receiving your request, and will tell you our decision. 

We will advise you of any conditions you need to follow if we decide that you can reuse the information.

We will also advise you if you need to pay a fee. If you need to pay a fee, we will not release the information until we receive your payment.

If possible, we will make the information available to you online.

Some information is exempt from reuse requests. If the information you requested to reuse is exempt, we will be unable to release it, but will contact you to explain why.

Information is exempt if:

Request a review

If you are not happy with our response to your request, you can contact us and ask us for an internal review.

If you are still not happy after our review, you can refer the matter to the Information Commissioner.

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Last updated: 21 September 2022